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Ermelinda Del Rosario
Ermelinda, age 61, is married and has seven grown children. She has been devoting herself to agricultural work for 20 years. This is because her husband has a disability, and it falls to her to do the work.

Also, she goes out to sell in an itinerant manner in the same place where she lives. She sells tamales, pastries, yucca, and sometimes bagged fruit. She gets up at 4:00 a.m. and finishes her working day as late as 9:00 p.m. She also does the household chores.

She buys the agricultural supplies in a city that is six kilometers from her community. This is why she pays for a vehicle to take her to make her purchases.

The loan that she is requesting from the Fundación Campo is to buy 12 sacks of fertilizer, 50 pounds of hybrid seeds, and to pay for labor. This way she will buy everything at one time, and she will only have to pay for transportation one time. She will use all of the supplies for her crops at the necessary time.

Upon improving her crops, her income will also improve. Ermelinda wishes to have the chance to give her disabled husband a better life.
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La señora Ermelinda tiene 61 años de edad es casado y tiene siete hijos, todos mayores de edad. Desde hace 20 años se dedica a realizar trabajos agrícolas, ya que su esposo tiene una discapacidad y a ella le corresponde realizar el trabajo. Además, todos los días sale a vender de manera ambulante en el mismo lugar donde vive tamales, pastelitos, yuca y algunas veces fruta embolsada. Ella se levanta a las 4:00 a.m. y termina su jornada hasta las 9:00 p.m., también realiza sus oficios domésticos.

Los insumos agrícolas los compra en una ciudad que esta a seis kilómetros de la comunidad, debido a esto paga un vehiculo para que la traslade a realizar sus compras.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 12 sacos de fertilizantes, 50 libras de semilla hibrida y pago de mano de obra. De esta manera ella comprara todo de una sola vez para pagar transporte de igual manera y aplicara todo los insumos en el tiempo necesario a sus cultivos. Al mejorar sus cultivos, también mejorara sus ganancias. La señora Ermelinda desea contar con la posibilidad de brindarle una mejor vida a su esposo que tiene incapacidad.

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About CrediCampo

This loan is administered by CrediCampo, a Kiva Field Partner in El Salvador. CrediCampo seeks to improve the lives of rural communities and their families in areas including health, education, basic services, and infrastructure. Through its Community Development Unit, CrediCampo provides scholarships, leadership development training, and financial education programs for families in rural areas. CrediCampo’s work is crucial in addressing the issue of poverty in El Salvador. Based on 2009 estimates, 37.8% of the population lives below the poverty line. To learn more about CrediCampo and their work, visit their partner page.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 558
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,840,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ermelinda Del Rosario to buy 12 sacks of fertilizer, 50 pounds of hybrid seeds, and to pay for labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 18, 2012
May 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013